TCRG NEWS & BOUT RECAPS

TCRG Partners with Rolla Skate Club to lead Mix Tapes Training


Terminal City has teamed up with Rolla Skate Club to offer new skater training as of November 2018! Are you intrigued by roller derby but have never had wheels on your feet? Or maybe contact sports aren’t your thing, but you’d love to strap on a pair of “old-school” skates and learn some moves? Looking to improve your skills in order to be drafted to a team, or just looking for some low-key scrimmaging? We’ve got just the program for you! Here’s what you need to know…

Terminal City is open to individuals of all skill levels, regardless of past experience with roller skating, roller derby, or athletics. This group is a welcoming space to learn, improve and – of course – have fun.

Are you 19 or older, have BC Medical coverage, and identify as female or gender expansive? Then come join us on the track!

Haven’t skated for years (or ever)? Need to borrow gear? We’ve got you covered.

Ready to get started? Enter your contact info here and we’ll reach out with next steps!

RollerSkating 101 – This 4 week rollerskating workshop will help get you to the next level. Whether you’re interested in outdoor cruising, roller dance or rollerderby – this class will give you the fundamentals you need to achieve your rollerskating dreams. Rollerskate and protective gear is included in the cost of the class or you are welcome to bring your own. Space is limited – register for the workshop HERE

RollerDerby 101 – Want to be a kick-ass rollerderby skater? This 4 week workshop will teach you all the fundamentals of contact for rollerderby in a safe and supportive adult environment. Learn how to skate fast laps, jam through a pack & land controlled hits. Space is limited – register for the workshop HERE

Scrimmage 101 – Coming in January! For graduates of RollerDerby 101 (or equivalent skill level) – now that you’re ready to jam and block, we’ll continue to work on all your derby skills while learning game play, rules, strategy and having a ton of fun! More info to come!

Rolla Workout! Get fit and have some F*cking Fun! Rolla Skate Club’s signature on-skates Rolla fitness class combines rollerskating skills with an awesome workout. Adaptable for all levels of rollerskating and fitness skills*, you’ll leave this class feeling strong, powerful and ready to Roll Deep. Drop-in $15 / Pre-register HERE
* must be able to rollerskate forwards, turn around & stop confidently.

Complete beginner? Want to learn some skating basics before trying RollerSkating 101 or Rolla Workout? Learn more about Rolla Skate Club’s Adult Intro to Rollerskating classes in Coquitlam and Vancouver.

Ready to get started? Enter your contact info here and we’ll reach out with next steps!

Updated November 2018
Currently – thru Dec 16th: Sundays at Poirier Forum (See below)
10am-11am = RollerSkating 101 (pre-registered only)
11am-12pm = RollerDerby 101 (pre-registered only)
12pm-1pm = Rolla Workout (one side of the rink) + Intro to RollerSkating beginner class (other side).

SPRING/SUMMER:
Royal City Curling Club

75 6 Ave E, New Westminster

FALL/WINTER:
Poirier Forum

618 Poirier St, Coquitlam

First and foremost: a willingness to try new things, respect for those around you, and a sense of fun!

FOR YOUR FIRST SESSION:

  • ID
  • Valid Care Card (or email pricillastone@live.ca if you don’t have one)
  • CRDi number (roller derby insurance – we’ll contact you in advance to let you know if this is needed for your level)
  • Be pre-registered, or bring your drop-in fee (depending on the class)
  • If it is your first practice, please arrive with enough time to check-in and fill out some basic paperwork. Find the person to check in with!

    FOR ALL TRAINING SESSIONS:
    Drop-in fee where required (CASH OR CARD ACCEPTED) plus the following gear:

  • Quad skates (no inlines allowed)
  • Helmet
  • Elbow pads
  • Wrist guards
  • Knee pads
  • Mouthguard
  • For participants in Rollerskating 101, Rolla Skate Club provides all the gear you need, included with your class fee! We have everything BUT the mouthguard – please bring your own!!

    For other class sessions, please contact hello@rollaskateclub.com at least 24 hours in advance to request gear.

    THINGS YOU MAY FIND USEFUL

  • Waterbottle
  • In the fall/winter, breathable layers, warm socks – it gets cold at Poirier!
  • A small snack for after
  • Velcro-friendly fabrics. Your super fine lululemon top might get damaged 🙁
  • Mix Tapes Facebook group – TCRG recreational skating (request access!)
    Rolla Skate Club
    Get yourself some skates and gear! Rollergirl is located at Main & 11th Ave in Vancouver (check the website for store hours)
    CRDi Insurance
    Minimum Skills for Derby: WFTDA training resources and
    Rollerderby Testomatic minimum skills

    RULES: WFTDA rules
    and Rollerderby Testomatic
    SHORT TRACK DERBY Rules
    WATCH DERBY: wftda.tv
    GENERAL INFO ON SKILLS, DRILLS, OFF-SKATES, DERBY CLOTHES, ETC.
    Roller Derby Athletics
    Pivotstar blog
    RD Junkies

    August 11: Open Scrimmage

    TCRG Open Scrimmage

    TCRG is hosting an evening of scrimmages on Saturday, August 11th!

    We will be using a three stage model – beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each stage will consist of 40 minutes, and all players must play to the level of each stage. All skaters must have passed minimum skills with their league or through TCRG Mix Tapes.

    Come on out to watch or play!

    Saturday, August 11
    Royal City Curling Club

    Doors at 5 pm
    Whistle at 6 pm

    $5 Spectators
    $10 Skaters

    Beer Garden
    Family Friendly
    Open to all leagues!

    June 23-24: Summer Slam 4: Infinity Jam

    Join us for TCRG’s Summer Slam 4: Infinity Jam!

    It’s time to throw down the gauntlet and gear up for two Earth days of action!

    Come and marvel at our super human speed and strength as teams from across the galaxy (i.e. Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island) come together to avenge the derby doubters.

    We’ll have five house teams from four leagues competing against each other in multiple games, plus a open skate roller disco on Saturday night with $10 skate rentals from Rolla Skate Club! We’ll also have merch for sale, plus raffles, 50/50, and the beer garden will be open upstairs for your viewing pleasure!

    Tickets on sale at the door and online
    $15 for Saturday – 5 games + roller disco – 8 am ’till late
    $10 for Sunday – 4 games – 8 am ’til ~ 5 pm
    $20 for Weekend Pass
    Kids under 10 free!

    And, yes, we will be using our made up names 😉

    June 2: Home Opener VS Team Dragon

    On June 2, 2018, our brand new house team, Team Terminal City, made their debut performance against Team Dragon and led TCRG to a 234-165 at-home win! Keep an eye out for Team Terminal City and many more house teams from leagues across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island at this year’s Summer Slam!

    Season 12 Is Here

    Season 12 is officially underway! And we have some big news!

    We have combined our amazing house team forces into one awesome Team Terminal City. They’ll be playing their first game together on June 2nd against Team Dragon at Royal City Curling Club and will be representing TCRG again for our fourth annual Summer Slam on June 23rd and 24th. Don’t miss out on these two exciting events – get your tickets online today!

    Our All-Stars team has been training hard after a well-deserved off-season (remember how they went to Sweden for playoffs last September?!). And now, they’ve started the season off with some serious butt-kicking at the Big O Tournament in Eugene, Oregon. With a 125-261 loss to Sacramento, a nail-bitingly close game versus Tuscon (166-177!), and a solid 239-170 victory over Calgary, they did Vancouver proud!

    And finally, if you’ve ever considered skating with TCRG, then here’s your chance! The Mix Tapes program is in its second season, and the results are showing. We’ve got fresh new faces learning the basics of skating, and several Mixies have graduated into Team Terminal City.

    So, what are you waiting for? Watch, skate or play! Come join us!

    Aug 5-6: Derby Night in Canada

    What could be better than a bit more derby to cure the end-of-season blues?

    How about a bunch more derby! Two action-packed days of high-level derby, featuring skaters of the All-Star Program, to be exact!

    On August 5th and 6th, TCRG proudly brings you the second annual Derby Night in Canada. Over the course of two days, we will host some of the most competitive derby right here at home!

    Come cheer for the TCRG All-Star Program’s B team and visiting regional travel teams as they go neck and neck in a round robin tournament. Saturday night will feature a special game of the TCRG All-Stars versus Rat City All-Stars, followed by an after-party at the upstairs bar.

    Not only does it promise to be a weekend of high-level skating and gameplay, but it’s also your first peek at what the All-Star Program has been cooking up since its launch at the beginning of the season.

    This much awesome derby only comes to town once a year!

    Day tickets and weekend passes are available online or at the door: $15 Saturday/$10 Sunday/$20 weekend pass. Kids under 10 free.

    Saturday, August 5
    10 a.m. – Jet City Bombers vs. TCRG B-Side
    Noon – Rat City Rain of Terror vs. Eves of Destruction

    3 p.m. – Jet City Bombers vs. Rat City Rain of Terror
    5 p.m. – TCRG B-Side vs. Eves of Destruction
    7 p.m. – TCRG All-Stars vs Rat City All-Stars

    Sunday, August 6
    10 a.m. – Jet City Bombers vs. Eves of Destruction
    Noon – TCRG B-side vs. Rat City Rain of Terror

    July 15: Victoria vs Vancouver Double-Header

    The Eves of Destruction are rolling into town for a Victoria vs Vancouver double-header! Join us on July 15th to watch TCRG’s Public Frenemy take on Victoria’s Belles of the Brawl, followed by the Bad Reputations going up against Victoria’s Margarita Villains.

    Not only is this a rare opportunity to see Terminal City bouting against our friends from the Island, but it’s also the final event in what has been an exciting Season 11. Get your tickets today, and don’t miss your last chance to cheer for your favourite TCRG house teams this year!

    (But don’t despair — we’ve got one more very special event in store before we pack up for the year. Stay tuned for more info!)

    June 24: Harry Potter Night double-header


    Calling all Harry Potter fans! On June 24th, we’re combining two of our favourite things — JK Rowling and roller derby — to bring you TCRG Harry Potter Night!

    We’ll start the evening with house teams Faster Pussycats and Riot Girls facing off in the opening bout.

    Then, cheer for the Battle of Hogwarts as Dumbledore’s Army takes on The Death Eaters in a Harry Potter-themed bout! Which side are you on?

    Make sure to wear your finest Hogwarts attire, because there will be a costume contest at half-time! Continue reading

    June 3: TCRG Pride Night Double-Header


    Show your pride! Join us on Saturday June 3rd for a very special themed double-header: TCRG Pride Night.

    The Pride celebration will start off with a grudge match between the Bad Reputations and their long-time rivals, the Faster Pussycats. Then, cheer on as TCRG’s Rainbow Rollers take on visiting Queer Squad Washington.

    Don’t forget about the after party at the upstairs bar!

    Get your tickets online today and come celebrate Pride with us!

    June 3 Scores
    BAD REPUTATIONS vs FASTER PUSSYCATS 206-114
    RAINBOW ROLLERS vs QUEER SQUAD WASHINGTON 257-99